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narco-terrorism Syllabification: nar·co-ter·ror·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌnärkōˈterəˌrizəm/

Definition of narco-terrorism in English:

noun

Terrorism associated with trade in illicit drugs.
Example sentences
  • He has been indicted by US courts for drug trafficking and narco-terrorism.
  • "We are also becoming increasingly susceptible to newer forms of security threats such as cyber-attacks, narco-terrorism and terror-financing," he said.
  • Both countries are top cocaine producers with long histories of narcoterrorism and corruption.

Derivatives

narco-terrorist

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Pronunciation: /ˌnärkōˈterərəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • The country is sliding towards chaos and risks turning into a narco-terrorist state.
  • Other countries in our region just don't have the resources to improve their economies, fight narco-terrorists, and quell violence on their own.
  • Narco-terrorist groups are still active in several rural areas and firearms are common.

Origin

1980s: from narco- 'relating to illegal narcotics' + terrorism.

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